We will have teams looking at food, transport, solidarity, religion, democracy, poverty, communications etc etc. But if you’re not interested in writing policy proposals (!) there is still a LOT you can get involved in. As ever, you can dip your toe in or dive in the deep end. Here’s some of the “teams” we are forming over the coming weeks. To ask questions, or join a team, please get in touch, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Meme Team – team of artists, poets, sloganeers, video-makers, cartoonists, writers who can come up with catchy and simple-to-understand ways of explaining what a steady-state economy is, why Manchester needs to move towards it, and lots of other stuff. You guys will be sexing up the dossier!
Design Team – graphic designers, webmonkeys, illustrators, video-makers etc who can create lovely to-look-at, lovely-to-read/watch reports, youtubes, web pages etc. The “beyond growth” report cannot afford to be another 60-page glossy report that ends up as a draft excluder.
Launch Team (from mid-August) – people with some event-organising experience (or willingness to learn!) who can organise as many as three launch events in late October/early November. One in the south of the city, one in the city centre and one in the north/east.
Adoption Agency (from mid- September)- willing to start connecting proposals we are putting forward with people who can and will push for their adoption/improvement in the year ahead. Good organisational skills essential.
The Manchester Academicals – Academics working in (or about) Manchester, who are willing to share their knowledge, and to point activists towards useful (!) research in the field they are interested in, looking at what is effective and ineffective around social change, behaviour change etc etc.
Team Babelfish – (from mid October) translating the Executive Summary, and other chunks as appropriate into a bunch of other languages – at least Urdu, Arabic, French and Spanish, but probably a bunch of others. Useful for people with very good language skills to brush them up, learn some new words! What’s a Babel fish, you ask?